What Does a Piano Have To Do With Building a Travel Business?
I am pretty sure that my next personal statement is not going to impress you or result in resounding applause. In fact, your life will not be affected in any way whatsoever. Here goes:
“At age 70 I have decided to take piano lessons.”
I am about to test the old belief that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Yep. Arpeggios, scales, chord progressions, treble clefs and eighth notes will soon play a role in my daily vernacular.
As funny as it may sound, learning to play the piano is a lot like building a business. What seems extremely difficult at first (if not down-right impossible) slowly becomes “do-able” with practice over time. Repetition and tweaked failures play a major role in mastering a new project, whether if be learning a new language, playing an instrument or building your own personal money-machine.
In time with focused effort, a funny thing unfolds before your eyes. You find yourself getting better. And soon, in the case of the piano, even a funnier thing happens. (Funnier?) Your fingers slowly become coordinated with your brain and you begin to hit the right keys without even having to think about it. (It is like magic.) I believe this is referred to as “muscle memory.” (This makes me smile knowing I am progressing without breaking into a sweat.)
Okay. I told you right out of the blocks that this piece of information wasn’t about to make your day. So the old man is going to learn how to play Mary Had a Little Lamb. Big Deal!)
But here is the rub. Here is why I am telling you this.
To make my dream of “playing the piano” a reality I really could use a better piece of mechanical equipment (like a piano.) I am not talking about a Steinway. A used electronic Yamaha will serve my purpose nicely. And there just happens to be one at my local music emporium up the street in Boynton Beach, FL. (Asking $800. I might be able to negotiate this down to say, $750.)
Calm down. I am not looking for a handout or any form of crowd sourcing. You don’t care if I become the next Billy Joel or not. Jerry Lee Lewis need not fear either.
But I thought it would be fun if I created a “Marchev Piano Fund” … as a personal incentive. The piano would be my prize for accomplishing something …like a special instructional training class.
My idea. On Thursday, Feb 5 I am going to conduct a special class that will feature over Ten Ways To Build Your Business Right Now … The Easy Way. (Yes, you are making this business-thing harder than it has to be.)
And you guessed it. 100% of the proceeds will go toward the purchase of a Yamaha DGX660 musical instrument.
The perfect example of a Win-Win Proposition.
You win by learning a bunch of proven ways to grow your business.
I win by soon getting to tickle a new-used set of ivories while impressing the bajeebers out of my nieces, nephews, and more importantly, my wife Barbara and my son’s girl friend.
My goal is to find at least 40 pro-active travel professionals interested in growing their travel business by trying a few new sales maneuvers.
These all have been proven to work in well-defined situations. Out of the ten, you are sure to find a handful that will work for you.
Your investment in your future: $20. Register Here
*All registrants will receive a link to the recording plus a digital copy of my first book titled Become The Exception.
** If you already have all the business you need for a while and you can’t find the time to attend this webinar, you can still donate to the fund and I will still you a digital copy of Become The Exception along with a copy of “I’m Just Saying” … a booklet filled with 57 of my sales-related articles.
PS. If this does not work I may have to resort to crowd sourcing. Please don’t let this happen! LOL
Group Rules From the Admins
Group members agree to follow these rules:
Our purpose is helping each other become better at selling travel-related services and products through inspiration, positivity, and encouragement. Improving meaningful business skills is a primary objective.
Our collaborative efforts are based on a welcoming, inspiring, and supportive environment. We welcome travel professionals who are kind, courteous, exhibit a sense of humor, are committed to their business and are open to new ideas.
You’re welcome here no matter how big or small your agency is.